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Criminal Litigation Solicitor

  • Job reference: JBCS/2707
  • Location: Chelmsford, Essex
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified
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Job description: *JBCS/2707
*Location: Essex
*Job type: Temporary
*Area of Expertise: Criminal Litigation

This is an exciting opportunity for a Criminal Litigation Solicitor to join a Local Authority in Essex. The position will be on a 3 month temporary contract, which is likely to be on going after the initial period.

Job Specification:
*Lead in the provision of legal advice in relation to criminal litigation to the Advocacy and Enforcement team
*To lead the criminal section of the Advocacy and Enforcement team
*Undertake advocacy for other sections on the legal team in either civil or childcare litigation
*Taking a leading role in the provision of comprehensive legal service to the Council's directorates and external clients

Person Specification:
*Qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive with a minimum of 3 years' experience
*Minimum of 3 years' experience as a criminal litigator and able to see a case through from initial advice to representation in Court. It would also be desirable to have experience in civil or childcare litigation
*Higher Court Rights experience is preferred, although candidates with a high level of experience will be considered
*Excellent oral and written skills, excellent attention to detail and ability to work under pressure

Should you wish to discuss this role before applying please contact Joel Baron:
Telephone: 01772 208969
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We also offer a £250 referral bonus if you know of anyone who may be interested in this role. Please contact Joel on 01772 208969 with any referrals.